Originally Posted by calvintr
Do you guys think this amp could drive the Polk R15's at decent listening levels in a mid sized bedroom?
the efficiency is rated at 89 for these speakers
I don't think you would like it. I tried polk r30s that are rated at 89db and it wasn't good enough for me. I guess it really depends on what you want tho. I've read people being happy with 86db speakers.
I had one hooked up to Polks monitor 5Jrs rated at 90db and it makes a huge difference. It takes twice the power for every 3db to get the same volume. I tested on my main HT speakers that are Infinity SM 115s and they are rated at 100db. I woke the wife up with the baby t amp. Opps.
I highly recomend going for the super t amp. I returned the baby t amp. I acually bought two. One broke in three weeks on it's own, and the other is being modded and on it's last leg. All my fault tho.
I think they are too bass shy myself. I did the cap upgrades on one of them, and it was amazing, but build quality is CRAP on the $29 baby. My board had a burn mark on it from the factory.
I'm getting the super t amp to hold me over while I build a 41hz amp6 kit. The chips are not hype. They are amazing and can put amps costing over a grand to shame, but the $29 t-amp is highly over rated!!!! Many fail early too.
I vote, pass it up. Spend the extra cash on it's big brother and get real quality.
I have a thread going on another forum asking if anyone has had a super t amp fail. So far, no one has responded.